This months walk was out at Skeffling , located towards Spurn Point. Distance 5.5 miles.
The day was bright and perfect walking weather, 16 of us departed from near the Church in Skeffling, heading south until we arrived at the Humber bank.
We turned East walking along the top of the bank , then back again in land heading towards Easington. Just before the village we took a lunch break and then headed back across the fields to Skeffling.
During this last leg of our walk we came across a splendid site in front of us, a heard of Roe deer grazing in the field. The whole group stopped for a few minutes and many took the opportunity to take photographs.
An enjoyable walk and we had the chance to meet up with 4 new walkers who all lived in the area.
2. Lund Lockington 15th March
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3 North Frodingham 19th April
This was a 8.3 mile walk starting at North Frodingham village Hall and went out on minor roads towards the solar panel farm and large wind turbine. The walk continued a short distance along the North Frodingham to Brandesburton road before going right down a track and then left near to fishing lakes towards Hempholme. th the walk continued onto Bethel Bridge (see link to photos above) where the swing bridge was being opened. The walk continued along the River Hull southwards towards TopHill Low nature reserve where we saw a grass snake and nesting swans. The old course of the River Hull navigated us back to Bethel Bridge via scurfe beck s where we stopped for lunch . The walk continued northwards along the River Hull before turning off towards Emmotland , round more lakes before reaching our destination and starting point. the weather was brilliant very dry underfoot and was enjoyed by all.
4 Lastingham 17th May
5 Hovingham 21st June
The walk was a figure of eight which gave us two options. We started by following the Ebor Way up the ridge to the south (not steep but gives great views northward
to Nunnington plateau and the Moors)
before swinging round and returning back almost to Hovingham.
This allows a return to the village to complete a 4.7 mile walk if the weather turns inclement
or some people want a shorter walk. Passing Hovingham Hall on permissive paths we head out again on the Ebor Way towards Cawton (lunch spot) and on to Stonegrave. After a stop at the historic Minster (smallest Minster in the country) we return to Hovingham. The total walk is 9 miles but is on good paths and tracks with a couple of short quiet road sections. If the group want a slightly shorter walk, Stonegrave can be omitted and a return along a disused railway line can be taken. This cuts about a mile off the total. It took us 3 hours walking time to complete but will take maybe another 30 minutes as a group with the stiles.
There were a number of fields we cross which had cattle and sheep in and the
permissive footpaths specifically prohibit dogs so I am afraid no dogs on this walk please.
The walk is a lovely one with some delightful aspects.
Although longish, after the initial rise, it is mostly flat and easy.
It is in North Yorkshire so there are a number of stiles.
There is a good bakery and tearoom at the end as well as a pub.
Lunch might be a bit late for Market Weightonites at about 1pm but is at the only real suitable spot.
Distance: 7 miles Meet/Park Hovingham Village Hall
Terrain/Route: mainly flat some gentle climbs with good views Notes: This is a figure of 8 walk and covers permissive paths which prohibits dogs